UK Newswire Archive
30-07-2008 21:08George Brown, CPGB Central Committee member, was killed in Spain in 1937.There was a plaque erected in his memory at his home village in Ireland, June 28th and a memorial pamphlet.
Fleeing penguins and polar bears, and climate refugees on boats migrating due to the devastating effects of climate change, invaded London Bridge at about eleven in the morning, and they slowly made their way into the City of London. The traffic in London Bridge was brought to a standstill for about one hour, whilst protesters gave away hundreds of leaflets and the Camp's newspaper to the passers-by.
The Caravan then moved into the City itself, with a detour through several of the City's main landmarks. It eventually stopped at the global investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs, where a long speech was made through the bike sound system about the sort of 'investments' Goldman Sachs are involved in, and how this relates to Climate Change and its effects on communities and the environment. It was also pointed out that Goldman Sachs had already been targeted before by the Justice For Cleaners campaign, for their low standards of employment conditions for the City's army of invisible cleaners.
The Caravan then moved to St Paul's Cathedral where it stopped for a couple of hours for lunch. A photo exhibition was set up, whilst the bike sound system kept playing chill tunes for the participants, as well as for the many tourists that approached it to find out what was all that about.
The Caravan then set off for the meeting point at Liverpool Street station, where it was joined by some more people waiting there. It then moved to the nearby headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland, where bags full of pennies where thrown at the main entrances to symbolize the corporation's investments in Climate Chaos.
Here there are some pics of the day:
The caravan stopped at the Synergy Centre, near Oval in London. Around 30-50 people watched a film about sustainability in Cuba, on a cycle-powered cinema. Afterwards there was a Q+A session with climate camp staff, London councillors and other green - thinkers.
30-07-2008 19:49Kent Youth County Council reps get County Council to take down the infamous 'mosqito' buzzers on buildings that 'deter' youngsters
Sorry about report from June- delay
30-07-2008 19:48Line of police 400 metres long with dogs and vans cleared 200 black teens, a few with water pistols, from hyde park at 6:30. At one point a cop used a taser on one of the teens. Several others were manhandled andthere seemedeto be over 10 arrests.
30-07-2008 19:40World Population Day should focus on not merely relating population growth to underdevelopment as has been the case in population conferences. Other factors such as socio-political factors such as policy and internal conflicts should also be part of the studies on population.
30-07-2008 19:12"Deansgate Ridge, site of next weeks Climate Camp successfully occupied, 1km SW of Kingsnorth." - SMS 30/07/08
With the news that the site for the climate camp has now been occupied, information about how to stay informed over the next two weeks is also being revealed.
30-07-2008 18:45World Population Day tends to largely celebrate the success of demographic control and not human lives. Demographic studies should not limit itself to relating underdevelopment to an increase in population size. One must go beyond mere statistics an look at socio-political factors when analyzing poverty
Since then he has had documentaries made about him, a support website set up for him, been to courts and even the Lords. He spoke movingly about not wanting to be sent to Gitmo. Quite sensible too.
In Gitmo no-one hears you scream.
30-07-2008 17:26Sitting on piles of coal, revolting peasants, trashing things & fixing other things together, it's the latest EF! Action Update
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The site is in a beautiful location with clear views of the power station to the north east.
More pictures and report later.
30-07-2008 14:57Another Letter For The Pope And For Ireland
While the White Pope plays the PR game at home the Black Pope does the biz abroad.
Nothing new in East Timor, Vietnam, Rwanda or Croatia
The following Letter appeared in the Irish Independent dated Wednesday 30th of July 2008. Its contents , which I believe, and which, apart from other references , is intelligible, hinge not too remotely on Papal hypocrisy as well as the infinite depravity of my country under the Papacy’s influence. The Popes even give Caesar a bad name!
30-07-2008 14:46There will be a meeting this friday, 1st August, at Bowl Court Social Centre to organise a week long free skool in London at the beginning of September.